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The committee assists the bishops, both collectively and individually, in advancing the social mission of the Church on international justice and peace through policy development, advocacy, education, outreach, and acts of ecclesial solidarity. The committee advises the bishops on international public policy issues, especially integral human development, human rights, religious freedom, and peace.
This mandate includes the following areas of responsibility: International policy, advocacy, justice and peace concerns, solidarity with the Church in other countries, outreach to dioceses on international issues, and international dimensions of Catholic social teaching education.
Most Reverend Oscar Cantú
Chairman, Bishop of Las Cruces
Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of Venice
Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy
Bishop of San Diego
Most Reverend William F. Murphy
Bishop of Rockville Centre
Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J.
Bishop of Youngstown
Most Reverend Michael F. Olson
Bishop of Fort Worth
Most Reverend Richard E. Pates
Chairman, Bishop of Des Moines
Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento
Most Reverend Abdallah Elias Zaidan, M.L.M.
Bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon
Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio
Archbishop of Military Services
Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley
Archbishop of Oklahoma City
President, Board of Catholic Relief Services
Most Reverend Eusebio L. Elizondo, M.S.p.S.
Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle
Chairman, Committee on Migration
His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
Chairman, Subcommittee on the Church in Africa
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami
Major Gen. William F. Burns
Major General US Army (ret.)
Dr. Charles Clark
Professor and Senior Fellow, Department of Economics and Finance, St. John's University
Dr. Thomas F. Farr
Director of the Religious Freedom Project, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University
Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Harvard University
Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love
Professor, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America
Reverend Msgr. John E. Kozar
Sr. Joan Marie Steadman, C.S.C.
Reverend John A. Pavlik, O.F.M. Cap.
Sr. Marie Bernadette Thompson, O.P.
Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo
Stephen Colecchi, Director, Office of International Justice and Peace
Richard Coll, International Policy Advisor
Virginia Farris, International Policy Advisor
Stephen Hilbert, International Policy Advisor
Elizabeth Dietz, Staff Assistant
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